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Taking a moment to say ‘thank you’ to the advertisers who believe in the News Journal

This week I wanted to write a special column specifically addressing all of those businesses or individuals that have chosen to advertise in our newspaper, either in the past, currently or in the future.
Posted On 08 Aug 2018
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Former county attorney, circuit judge Emby McKeehan passes away

Former three-term Whitley County Attorney and Whitley Circuit Judge Emby McKeehan has passed away. McKeehan, 94, died Aug. 7 at his home on Bee Creek Road. McKeehan was a Whitley County native born on Whippoorwill Creek next to Laurel Lake. When he was three years old, his...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Prison sentences hand down in burglary, dog torture case

Two Tennessee residents received prison sentences Monday afternoon for burglarizing a Whitley County home in 2014 and torturing a dog. Dena Brooke Baird, 29, of Duff, and Daniel Myers, 35, of Jellico, broke into the residence of Cathy Evers and shot her dog in the face on Nov. 7,...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Double homicide trial postponed despite defendant’s objections

The trial of a Corbin man, who is charged with killing two people last year, is being postponed until next year over the objection of the defendant because all the lab results won’t be completed until late this year. Paul Parsons is charged with two counts of murder and burglary...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Kayaking for Kids Kayak Race grows significantly in second year

Whitley County’s Second Annual Kayaking for Kids Kayak Race Saturday featured nearly four times as many participants and raised more than twice as much money for charity as did last year’s race. This year’s race had 98 participants, featured 71 kayaks or jon boats and raised...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Williamsburg’s Makayla Mack crowned, ‘Miss NIBROC’

Makayla Mack of Williamsburg was crowned Miss NIBROC 2018 Saturday night. Mack, the daughter of Craig and Joy Mack, is a 2017 graduate of Williamsburg High School and currently attends Western Kentucky University where she is majoring in exercise science. “I have been coming and...

George Hays Road repairs expected to start next week

Work to repair George Hays Road, which partially collapsed on April 17 into Briar Creek, is almost ready to begin. George Hayes Road is is still closed following the April 17 collapse of a portion of it, but work is slated to start next week to repair it. Williamsburg Mayor Roddy...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Corbin Code Enforcement Board recommends liens to recover mowing expenses

As the City of Corbin has incurred more and more expenses mowing overgrown grass on seven properties, the code enforcement board is recommending liens be filed to ensure if/when the properties are sold, the city can recoup some of its expenses. Read this story and more for just...

Two local school boards could be getting new board members

With the filing deadline less than a one week away, it appears two local school boards could each potentially be getting a new member. Two Whitley County Board of Education seats are on the ballot in November. First-District board member Larry Lambdin, who serves as chairman of...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018

Cole competency hearing delayed until September

If a Williamsburg man, who tried to have his name changed to Victor Von Frankenstein one week before he allegedly killed someone earlier this year, is found incompetent to stand trial next month, then he would be sent off to a state mental institution for treatment, and could...
Posted On 08 Aug 2018